Akua'ba Fertility figure

Akua'ba
Type: figure
Exhibits: Cycle of Life
Tribes: Akan peoples, Asante group
Location: Ghana
Period: 20th Century
Materials: Wood
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H: 
45.50cm
SKU: 
3020

Akua'ba also functioned as the Asante ideal of beauty, to protect against deformity or even ugliness in a child. During pregnancy, Akan women are not supposed to gaze upon anything (or anybody) physically unattractive, lest it influence the features of her own child. The traits that define the akua'ba are meant as prayers or invocations for the physical beauty of an anticipated child.

Akua'ba Fertility figure
Akua'ba Fertility figure
Akua'ba Fertility figure
Akua'ba Fertility figure